The iconic red second hand has the sweep motion we all appreciate, transporting you to the station platform in Zurich. These clocks are in every station in Switzerland, and are regarded worldwide as a design classic, emblematic of the excellent and efficient Swiss transport network.
Official Railways Clock Design
Modelled on the Swiss Railway Station Clock which has been displayed in every Swiss railway station since the 1940s, the Official Swiss Railways Watch was developed by Mondaine in 1986.
The original clock was designed in 1944 by a Swiss Federal Railways employee Hans Hilfiker (1901-1993). He designed the face to be easily readable from a distance, despite the dearth of numbers, with a red second hand to enable passengers to judge precisely when trains would arrive and depart.